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RADIANT RHAPSODY Effortless hair begins with great style and vibrant hair color. CHIC CITY STYLE Daisy Hildago strolls through NYC in head-turning fashion. HER ENGLISH COUNTRY STYLE She’s showing her sweet, soft and feminine side this fall. SYDNEY HOLLAND’S OPUS We step inside the home of one of LA’s top philanthropists. HEY 50, MEET MS. FABULOUS Cynthia Baily is giving notice to life that times are a changin’. MAYFAIR LADY We find fall fashion alive and well at The Hotel Mayfair in LA. THE NEW YORK STATE OF MIND Manhattan’s West side is full of growth, optimism and fashion.

28 30 34 62 54 32 66 40 86 44 72 64 74 76 CHASING A SUPER NOVA We head to NYC to search for model Erika Palkovicova.

LA VIE EN ROSE She’s daringly different and cuts a unique swath of swank.

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Publisher / Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Executive Fashion Editor: Mindy Saad Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Luxury Fashion Editor: Laura Dunn Beauty Editor: Beau Dunn Food+Wine Editor: Jeff Lipsman Home Design Editor: Sherryl White Philanthropy Editor: Catherine Williams Color Director: Karoline Huber National Advertising Director: Alan Thavisouk VP of Advertising: Rhonda Zakhor Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Contributing Editors: Susan Campos, Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Marc Baptiste, MP Curtet, Robert Lynden, Samantha Rapp, Kourosh Sotoodeh, Verity Jane Smith, Robert Steinken, Ragan Wallake ©2019 by GENLUX Magazine™, LLC., All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from GENLUX Magazine. To advertise: contact Rhonda Zakhor: Rhonda@genlux.com

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STEPHEN KAMIFUJI CREATIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE

Yet another fashion icon is gone. Peter Lindbergh, the photographer who graced us with over four decades of extraordinary images, has died. Lindbergh, who was German, became known as the anti-makeup photographer. He pushed for his images to be honest representations of his subjects. In 2014, he said, “This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.” During the 90s, Lindbergh accelerated the emergence of the Supermodel. His photos of Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patiz, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, and Claudia Schiffer ushered in that unique time in fashion history. His January 1990 British Vogue cover – which featured five of the girls – he christened the “birth certificate of the Supermodels.” The happily married photographer admittedly fell in love with every one of his models, but, he would say, only from 9 to 5. Lindbergh had a way of building trust and instilling confidence in his subjects. He is the one who encouraged Linda Evangelista to lop off her hair. “He assured me that I wouldn’t fail with short hair,” Linda once shared. He was so right. He was also right in his understanding of what it took to create classic images. His partiality toward black and white photographs tended to strip away the

element of time, and his predilection toward simple, timeless fashion did the same. According to Lindbergh, black and white photographs could get under the skin, while color merely remained on the surface. Like an intimate conversation, the magic of a Lindbergh photograph was spawned from the safe space he created with his subject—often, where both he and the camera would disappear. A Lindbergh photograph was clearly timestamped with a moment-between-the-moments spontaneity—easily identifiable by their composition, their simplicity of props, the subject’s melancholy looks of hopelessness (under his direction), and the tactility of the photo grain. To other photographers, a Lindbergh black and white could likely conjure up the sweet aftertaste of developer. Lindbergh liked to keep to himself, and many years ago had stopped attending fashion shows in fear they would homogenize his creative thinking. In truth, he cared very little about fashion. He successfully convinced designers that the essence of branding was not in the documentation of the clothes, but in the emotion that the image stirred. Lindbergh was twice married, had four sons, and seven grandchildren. He died on September 3, 2019, in Paris, at age 74. May he forever rest in peace.


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California girls are known for their relaxed neoteric style. They know the secret to looking effortlessly gorgeous begins with rich, vibrant hair color and spiffy hairstyles—the perfect complement to fun flirty fashion.

Photographer: ROBERT LYNDEN / SoleIcon.com / @robertlynden Creative Director / Hair Stylist: GINGER BOYLE / PlanetSalon.com / @ginger4boyle using All-Nutrient®Professional Hair Stylists: ELLE HOPPENSTEDT / PlanetSalon.com JOELLE KOBASHIGAWA / PlanetSalon.com Hair Colorists: HEATHER HERD / PlanetSalon.com CINDY PAK / PlanetSalon.com; LAURA FLORES / PlanetSalon.com Makeup: TEAL DRUDA / @tealmuah Wardrobe Stylist: NICOLE CLOUTIER / nicolecloutierstyling.com Photography Assistants: JAMES LEGOY, DANYA MORRISON Digital Imaging Technician: SHYAM KANNAPURAKKARAN Models (in order of appearance): AMENAH IMAN / theindustrymodelmgmt.com MALIA ZAHRA / la.nomadmgmt.com NATHALIE SINKVIST / la.nomadmgmt.com MILENA ILINA / la.nomadmgmt.com KARA SOLEK / theindustrymodelmgmt.com Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / Genlux.com / @genlux Organic, vegan haircolor and styling products courtesy of All-Nutrient® Professional / allnutrient.com / @allnutrient

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Maison Alexandrine by Batista Dinho 'Stripes Tresse' dress: $990, alexandrine.com.br Jodie Guirey choker, $45; Jodie Guirey trio ring, $200, jodieguirey.com

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Maison Alexandrine by Batista Dinho 'Illusion' tulle dress, $1649, alexandrine.com.br Iris Trends 'Daisy' studs; Jodie Guirey 'Lucid' ring, jodieguirey.com Jessica Bedard heel, $405, jessicabedardshoes.com

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Antonio Marras jacket, $3000, antoniomarras.com; shopstyle.com Charles & Ron boot, $350, charlesandron.com Iris Trends bracelet, $268, iristrends.com

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Ashley Isham stripe collared shirt, $492, ashleyisham.co.uk Just Candidz wide-leg pant, $139, justcandidz.com Jodie Guirey bead drop earrings, rope necklace, and 'Origin' ring, jodieguirey.com

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Agent Provocateur 'Dakotta' swimsuit, $265, Agent Provocateur, Beverly Hills, 310-888-0050, agentprovocateur.com Jodie Guirey necklace, jodieguirey.com

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Masaki Matsuka dress, $480, Masaki Matsuka, Beverly Hills, 310-288-8318 masakimatsuka.com

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All Versace: Versace teal cotton silk ribbed-knit top, $400; red silk harness, $2225; chartreuse pant, $950; caramel orange silk pump, $1075; coral cashmere wool mix overcoat, $3500; Virtus belt bag, $1175, select Versace stores

CHIC CITY STYLE Daisy Hildago strolls through New York, turning heads with her relaxed chic style.

Photographer: KOUROSH SOTOODEH / @kouroshsotoodeh Model: DAISY HIDALGO @__osme / The Industry Model Management Fashion editor/Stylist: MINDY SAAD @mindysaadstylist Stylist Assistant: AJAI JOHNSON @ajailenae, Stylist Assistant: MELISSA MITCHELL @missy_jmitchell Make-up/hair stylist: ROBERTO MORELLI / Linknyla.com Casting Director: BOBBY GUTIERREZ @nycbcg Post production: ANNA WOĹ KANIEC Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux

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Missoni cashmere and silk hooded dress, $3160; Missoni striped leggings, $495; Missoni jacquard coat, $6350, Missoni, NYC, 212-517-9339, missoni.com Etro shoe, $1060, select Etro boutiques

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All CHANEL: tweed jacket, $5400; tweed coat, $4200; pant, $4200; Georgette crepe scarf, $2350; tweed/felt hat, $2750; handbag, $3350, CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005

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Altuzarra 'Boyd' oyster/black floral printed heavy jacquard coat with crystals, $8950, altuzarra.com Altuzarra 'Bani' neutral paisleyprinted georgette pant, $1195, net-a-porter.com Christian Dior 'Dioround' suede calfskin pump, $1090, dior.com Altuzarra silvercoated metal hoops earrings, stylist's own

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All Salvatore Ferragamo wool twill leather-patchwork coat, $5400; silk blouse, $1250; wool trousers, $990, Salvatore Ferragamo stores, 866-337-7242, ferragamo.com

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TOM FORD cashmere silk turtleneck, $1390; TOM FORD fatigue green double georgette shirt, $1650; Tom Ford cotton velvet peak lapel jacket in chestnut, $2790; TOM FORD silk duchesse pleated pant in fatigue green, $1990; TOM FORD gold mesh scarf, $990, select TOM FORD stores, tomford.com Christian Louboutin ‘Galaxister’ patentleather leopard-print pyramid heel, $795, Christian Louboutin boutiques, christianlouboutin.com Ann Claire Millinery hat, @annclairemillinery

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ALL GUCCI: red silk-blend turtle-neck top, $1100; wool jacquard stitch with horsebit detail and embroidered logo jacket, $3500; wool jacquard stitch jogging pant, $1900; mid-heel slingback with horsebit detail pump, $1100; small shoulder bag in black and beige leather with goldsilver 'interlocking G' horsebit detail, $3100, select GUCCI stores nationwide, gucci.com

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi ‘Harper’ leaf-print satin maxi dress, $2600, matchesfashion.com Gabriela Artigas ‘Full Aura’ earrings, $280, Gabriela Artigas, LA, 323-424-4345, gabrielaartigas.com

HER ENGLISH COUNTRY SIDE Sheʼs showing her sweet, soft and feminine side this fall. Pretty looks that bring us back to a simpler time of gentle tenderness.

Photographer: VERITY JANE SMITH / verityjane.com Stylist: EMILY RUSBY / emilyrusby.co.uk Model: GABY LOADER / Next Models, London Makeup and Hair: LAURA ONEA / lauramakeup.pro Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux

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Etro ‘Surrey’ floralpattern velvet coat, $2580, matchesfashion.com Preen Line ‘Selena’ dress sky blue, $815, preenbythorntonbregazzi.com Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Miri’ dusk ombre patent pump, $745, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverley Hills, 310-275-4211; nicholaskirkwood.com Gabriela Artigas ‘Mother’ earring, $230, Gabriela Artigas, LA, 323-424-4345, gabrielaartigas.com Anissa Kermiche ‘Double Rounder Perlee’ earring, $1060, anissakermiche.com

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Preen Line ‘Selena’ dress western rose orange, $815, preenby thorntonbregazzi.com Anissa Kermiche ‘Reine’ earring, $1485, anissakermiche.com Gabriela Artigas ‘Mother’ earring, $230, Gabriela Artigas, LA, 323-424-4345, gabrielaartigas.com Anissa Kermiche ‘Solitair’ ring, $1485, anissakermiche.com

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Dolce and Gabbana floral pussy-bow silk blouse, $1015; Dolce and Gabbana rose-print velvet midi skirt, $1834; Etro Velvet floral-print silk scarf, $399, matchesfashion.com Wolford rib knit socks, $33, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211, saksfifthavenue.com Jimmy Choo ‘Lacey 100’ black velvet pointed toe pump, $895, jimmychoo.com Dolce and Gabbana faux-pearl D&G hoopdrop earrings, $753, matchesfashion.com Anissa Kermiche ‘Solitair’ ring, $1485, anissakermiche.com

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Miu Miu floralembroidered wool sweater, $1755, matchesfashion.com Preen by Thornton Bregazzi ‘Harper’ leaf-print satin maxi dress, $2600, matchesfashion.com

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Stella McCartney ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ dress, $2325, Madison Ave boutique, 212-320-8350, stellamccartney.com Gabriela Artigas ‘Mother’ earring, $230, Gabriela Artigas, LA, 323-424-4345, gabrielaartigas.com Anissa Kermiche ‘Double Rounder Perlee’ earring, $1060, anissakermiche.com Anissa Kermiche ‘ Solitair’ ring, $1485, anissakermiche.com

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Preen Line ‘Selena’ dress sky blue, $815, preenbythorntonbregazzi.com Anissa Kermiche ‘Reine’ earring, $1485, anissakermiche.com

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Sydney in 90s vintage Gianni Versce gold leather minidress from her extensive vintage collection ‘Blah, Blah Blah’ by Mel Bochner

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SYDNEY HOLLANDʼS OPUS Sydney Holland has quite the herstory. As our STEPHEN KAMIFUJI finds, the woman once at the center of billionaire Sumner Redstoneʼs life has become one of LAʼs top art collectors and philanthropists.

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he trouble with having money, well, lots of it, like Sydney Holland, is your phone is forever blowing up. Texts from entrepreneurs, inventors, politicians, charities, museums, and filmmakers— all looking for a soft heart to back their venture or campaign. “My mother is always telling me I have to be better about saying no,” says Sydney. “It’s difficult for me; it’s my nature to be generous.” These days, Sydney, a doting mother of three, is behind many successful businesses, political campaigns, film projects, and charities. She’s also an ardent patron of the arts and follows her love for contemporary art, helping emerging artists, and supporting our local LA art museum scene. “It’s my passion,” Sydney says. “I’m heavily involved with MOCA, and ICALA, and the Cayton Children’s Museum at Santa Monica Place.” Sydney takes a moment out of her busy schedule to answer our Genlux Two-Word Interview.

GPS location? I’m sitting on the beach in Emerald Bay, looking at the ocean as I talk to you. You’re wearing? This is very untypical of the way I dress, but I’m on the beach, so I have on a Maison Michelle hat, Celine sunglasses, CHANEL flip-flops, an LNA tank top, and Moussy denim shorts. Everyday style? I’m either uberly casual chic, super dressed up, or in workout clothes. I would never walk around in, or meet someone for lunch, in my workout clothes. I come home after working out and change before going out. Red-carpet look? Ninety-percent vintage couture. I love Lily et Cie, where owner Rita Watnick is one of the best curators of fashion in LA. I also go to Covet by Christos, Sielian Vintage, and Torso Vintage in San Francisco. Go-to boutiques? I love Celine. I do mostly Rodeo, though, I also go to Neimans, Barneys, and Saks for shoes. I love local LA designers like Co, and I like curated stores like Gratus in Beverly Hills, SWITCH up on Beverly Glen Circle, and Shop Superstreet on La Brea.

Your hometown? I grew up in La Jolla. Your heroes: My father, who was my everything. Gloria Vanderbilt, who designed the first pair of jeans I owned. Childhood crushes? Shawn Cassidy, and John Taylor from Duran Duran. Happiest moment? When each child was born. Alexandra Red, 6, and my twin boys, Liam Gray, and Harrison Black, 3. Painful moment? Going through a major public breakup was a really painful time in my life. Not thinking you’re going to get to the other side because you’re in so much pain. Making it to the other side and holding your head up high is the blessing you see when you make it through. I’ve been on the other side for several years now. Your passion? I have two passions. Being the best mother I can be in raising polite, wellgrounded happy children that will be productive members of society. Also, art has become a passion of mine over the years. I love and collect contemporary art. Favorite quote? “Not everyone you meet will see your magic.” (continued on page 47)

Photographer: RAGAN WALLAKE / RaganPhoto.com Stylist: CHRISTINA MCNOWN / @thescstyle13 Hair Stylist: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com Makeup Artist: TANYA BURES for PAGE BEAUTY Digitech/Lighting: ROBERT MORRIS / romocam@gmail.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux

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tiered black lace dress with butterfly appliqués, $8400, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 ‘Freedom Can Not be Simulated’ by Rirkrit Tiravanija

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animal-print shirtdress, $4300, Gucci, Beverly Hills 310-278-3451 ‘Knowledge is Power’ lightbox by Sam Durant

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Ashish sequin paillette top, Sydney's own ‘Untitled (White, Black, Blue)’ by Mary Corse

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Charity Work? Every day is spent working on a different charity. Today, since I’m on the board of the Friendly House, I'm thinking about our big fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton next month. For ICALA, I recently did a summer school program with this incredible woman who brings toys to orphanages around the world like Cambodia and Russia. Guilty pleasure? Oh my gosh, watching reality TV is definitely my guilty pleasure. I watch the Housewives of New York and Housewives of Beverly Hills while eating andSons chocolates. Best trait? My friends would say my generosity and kindness and willingness to take a phone call to help out any time, day or night. Biggest fear? To get caught in an earthquake where I can’t get my kids out. Beauty secrets? I have two secret skin gurus, Michelle Montiel and Yonat Zilberg, who come to my house every few weeks. I also love dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu. Maranda Widlund for color and Kerry Malouf for makeup. I’m an advocate of healthy living, so no smoking, no drinking, and consuming lots of water. I watch what I eat. Lash secret? Lift and Tint, by Sarah Maxwell. Biggest misconception? People think I’m unapproachable and not down-to-earth. I’m both approachable and down-to-earth. Favorite getaway? Paris and Italy. Positano, the Amalfi Coast and the Ritz in Paris. I also love Laguna Beach and rent a house on Emerald Bay. I’m here now! Character change? I’d like to be more patient. To be able to wait, and pause, and see what unfolds. I can be impatient because I expect people to do things promptly. Biggest regret? Not finishing my college education. I come from a family of accomplished people. My sister has an MBA, my mother has a Ph.D., and my dad was a doctor. I was not into school because I suffered from

dyslexia which wasn’t diagnosed at the time. I want to go back and get my art history degree. Self-guidance? If I could go back in time, I’d tell my 25-year-old self to love yourself unconditionally, to never compromise for what you believe in, or stand for, and do not worry about what other people’s opinion of you is, because what other people think of you is none of your business. Favorite dream? My dad passed away when I was 20. I see him and talk to him many times in my dreams. Your relationship? I’m single and doing what everyone does in LA, dating. Ideal man? I would like to find someone who is kind, funny, smart, and sophisticated. Someone who is a grown-up, emotionally available, and loves kids. Someone to have as a life partner. Fantasy dinner? If I could have five guests, they would be my father, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Warren Buffet, and Bill Gates. What’s next? Raising my incredible three children and figuring out their lives. I am producing an animated short on a family who lost their daughter to gun violence. I’m going to get more involved in gun control and to help be of service to people who have lost their children. I launched this exciting new business called The Urban and the Mystic, a curated gift box business. We have 12 different boxes. Each box is curated with a beautiful assortment of items for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, births, or, for times when inspiration is needed, ones for prosperity, meditation, or just good vibes. Each handcrafted box comes with different things like organic candles, crystals, sage, etc. Soon, we are launching in retail stores. I have projects, like this one, that really inspires me and makes me feel good. I’m enjoying a beautiful life. G

OKAY, SYDNEY HOLLAND, PLEASE RATE YOURSELF ON A SCALE FROM 1-10. Romantic: 8, I love romance. I also believe that men should be men, and women should be women. Getting flowers or a love note from a suitor is romantic. I think it's the man's job. Sensitive: 8-9, I'm too sensitive. I get my feelings hurt easily. Affectionate: 10, both with my children and if I'm in a relationship. Judgemental: 3, I'm not judgemental. Fashionable: 10, I feel like I'm fashionable. Competitive: 7, I'm competitive with myself, to be the best I can be. Can I be better at this, or better at that? Comparing is a no-win situation. Emotional: I can quickly go from a 5 to a 10. I'm a female, so of course I'm emotional. Forgiving: 10, I'm always forgiving. I'm a forgive and forget person. It's like the title of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's book says, No future without forgiveness. Temperamental: 2, I'm not very temperamental. Critical: 8, more towards me than others. Generous: 10, I'm a generous person; it's my nature. Honest: 9, I may tell a little white lie, here or there.

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HEY, FIFTY, MEET THE NEW FABULOUS

Lifeʼs been pretty peachy for Cynthia Bailey, star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. As STEPHEN KAMIFUJI discovers, the newly-engaged, 50-something beauty is ready to spring into the next half of her life, albeit as she hopes, with a touch more selfishness and greed.

Photographer: ROBERT LYNDEN / @robertlynden Stylist: COURTNEY WELCH / CourtneyWelch.com / @_styledbyc_ Makeup Artist: AARON PAUL / Exclusive Artists using Bobbi Brown Hair Stylist: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com Stylist Assistant: SAMANTHA JAMES Digital Imaging: SOLE ICON Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux.com

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Masaki Matsuka Khaki pleated dress, Beverly Hills, 310-288-8318 Luxury Brand Group diamond hoops and diamond ring, WeHo, 323-498-0127 Amber Thayer 'Tribal Treasure' agate, bone, morion, resin, ghanaian pendant necklace, $485, amberthayer.com

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ome say having high cheekbones are the key to beauty. Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Keira Knightley, and 82-year-old supermodel Carmen Dell’Orefice, all have them, and make a convincing case. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey, has them too. “I was blessed with many things,” Cynthia says, settling into the makeup chair at the Genlux magazine cover shoot. “But I’m extra thankful to God that he blessed me with these good ol’ cheekbones. I didn’t even know they were a thing until I started modeling, and everyone would comment on them. Now, I know they’re my best feature.” Cynthia joined the cast of Housewives in 2010 and immediately became besties with the show’s franchise star, Nene Leakes. Last April, during the reunion show (the grand finale where the cast rehashes the past season), a bitter friendship-ending fight ensued between the two. After the show, as mics were being removed, Cynthia’s final under-her-breath remark was that she’s not getting paid enough for all of this drama. Producers left the comment in. Will she return? Cliffhanger. It was the mid-80s when the five-foot-ten-inch Alabama-native won homecoming queen of

her high school and Wilhelmina Models snapped Cynthia up to a five-year contract. The top models of the day were predominately white, like Brooke Shields, Cindy Crawford, Paulina Porizkova, and Christie Brinkley. So Cynthia turned to groundbreaking black supermodels, Beverly Johnson and Iman, for mentoring and advice. “I really looked up to both of them,” says Cynthia, “They were instrumental in my career in giving me both guidance and friendship.” “I adore her,” says Beverly, the first African-American to grace the cover of Vogue. “Cynthia is smart and beautiful, with a strong desire to achieve. I watched her career take off. She appeared in fashion spreads for Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, and two covers of Essence magazine. She moved to Paris and Milan, where she hit the runways. She just had that it factor.” Beverly was right, Cynthia has that certain something, and through the years, many highprofile men have sought her attention. She waited until age 43 to wed, marrying Peter Thomas on a third-season episode of Housewives. The marriage played out on the show, including their split in 2016, and Cynthia swore she’d never marry again. When sportscaster Mike Hill appeared on the scene last August, all bets were off, and last month, Mike proposed. “It was a complete surprise,” Cynthia says. “I had a feeling we were going to get engaged, but I didn’t know when.” Like a true romantic, Hill went down on one knee and put a five-carat diamond ring on it. The union, scheduled for next year, will blend Mike and his two daughters, Ashlee and Kayla, with Cynthia, and Noelle, her daughter with Leon Robinson. Right now, Noelle is torn between college and becoming an actress in Hollywood. “It’s been a very bumpy road—a mess,” Cynthia confesses. “I think as a mother, the worst phase age-wise for me has been 16 ’til now. She’s 19. They think they know everything and have all the answers, but they don’t.” Cynthia insists her teen years were a cakewalk for her mom. “I didn’t have a lot of freedom or options,” she says, “I went to school, went to church, and did what I was supposed to do. If I got in trouble in school, it was a sure thing I’d get it when I got home. I was a good girl and still think I am in a lot of ways.” With the Housewives show currently on hiatus, Cynthia remains busy. “I have a new wine bar and event space called The Bailey WineCellar in Atlanta,” she says. “I’ve also got some new products coming out and I have a contract with Seagram’s for my Escapes Peach Bellini drink. After my Genlux cover debuts, who knows, a cosmetic contract? I have been waiting on the right skincare, and makeup call to come in. I make no secret about being 52, so a lot of women look to me for skincare and makeup tips.” The indefatigable quinquagenarian has no plans to slow down and, on the contrary, is ready for the next phase of her life—save for one crucial twist. “In the past, I’ve put other people before myself and made a lot of sacrifices,” Cynthia says. “A people pleaser? Oh my God, I was the president of the people-pleaser organization. So, I decided when I turned 50 to take better care of me. The first 50 years was for everyone else, the last – for as long as I get – will be different. I’ve decided that it’s okay to be a little greedy and a little selfish and focus on myself. Yep, it’s me-time.” And yes, she’ll be back for season 12. G

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Masaki Matsuka red sleeveless blouse, $390, Masaki Matsuka, Beverly Hills, 310-288-8318 Daniel Espinosa 'Cosmopolitan' earrings, $420, shopdanielespinosa.com Cirari opal diamond ring, cirari.com

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Masaki Matsuka pleated dress, Masaki Matsuka, Beverly Hills, 310-288-8318 VTSE coral dangle earrings, vtsejewelry.com Amber Thayer red coral necklace, made to order, amberthayer.com

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Retrofete ‘Evelyn' dress, $435, Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Balenciaga knife sequined boot, $3400, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Poppy Lissiman ‘Le Skinny Luxe’ sunglasses, $105, poppylissiman.com Monica Vinader ‘Riva' cluster diamond earrings, $1295, monicavinader.com

MAYFAIR LADY

Genlux sends Robert Steinken to capture model Livia Pillman rockʼn 80s-style through The Mayfair Hotel LAʼs newly remodeled landmark property.

Photographer: ROBERT STEINKEN / @robertsteinken1 Model: LIVIA PILLMAN / Industry Models LA / @livia_pillman Stylist: KASIA MICHAELS / @kasia_michaels Hair Stylist: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com Makeup Artist: LUIS CASCO / CloutierRemix.com / luiscascomakeup Hair Stylist Assistant: ANDY AYALA Digital Tech: ROBERT MORRIS /romocam@gmail.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux Location: THE MAYFAIR HOTEL, Los Angeles, mayfairla.com

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Saint Laurent jacket, $4590, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo ‘Shiloh’ sandal, $1295, jimmychoo.com Wolford tights, $75, wolfordshop.com Earrings vintage, stylist’s own. Monica Vinader 'Nura' diamond ring, $1450; Monica Vinader 'Signature’ ring, $160, monicavinader.com

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BALMAIN blazer, $2295; BALMAIN high-neck bodysuit, $1350; BALMAIN trousers, $1595, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo ‘Fetto’ pump, $895, jimmychoo.com Monica Vinader ‘Riva' diamond earrings, $1295, monicavinader.com

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Versace hi-low skirt, $4650; Versace logo T-shirt, $350, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Jimmy Choo ‘Shiloh’ sandal, $1295, jimmychoo.com Wolford socks, similar styles wolfordshop.com Givenchy ‘GV3’ belt, $450. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Ring and earrings, vintage, stylist own

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Retrofete ‘Cassia’ dress, $485, retofete.com Gianvitto Rossi ‘Cecile’ ankle boot, $1295, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400. Monica Vinader ‘Nura' pebble diamond ring, $1450; Monica Vinader ‘Nura' double teardrop diamond earrings, $4995, monicavinader.com

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CHANEL wool-tweed & mohair jacket, $7200; CHANEL necklace set, price upon request; CHANEL clip-on earrings, $1250, chanel.com Alaia cropped shirt, $1460; Saint Laurent leather short, $2190, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Monica Vinnader ‘Riva' diamond ring, $625, monicavinader.com

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BALMAIN sequined

blazer, $3450; BALMAIN logo bodysuit, $1050, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Celine silver pant, $960, Givenchy ‘Specchio’ boot, $995, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Monica Vinader ‘Nura' teardrop diamond earrings, $4995; Monica Vinader diamond ‘Nura' ring, $1450, monicavinader.com Komono sunglasses, $90; Isabel Marant Cap, $215, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

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Zero + Maria Cornejo dress, $895; Burberry logo cape, $910, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Stuart Weitzman ‘Katrina’ boot, stuartweitzman.com Monica Vinader signature ring, $160, monicavinader.com

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Marc Jacobs cropped blazer, $1080; BALMAIN bandeau top, $395; Attico denim ‘balloon’ pant, $730, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 CHANEL lambskin sandal, $1325, chanel.com Givenchy ‘GV3’ belt, $495; Givenchy pocket mini leather bag, $995, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

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Alberta Ferretti sleeveless mini, albertaferretti.com Janis Savitt cuff bracelet, janissavitt.com

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Lexi dress, @lexiclothing, lexiclothing.com.au


THE NEW YORK STATE OF MIND Manhattanʼs West Side is exploding with growth and optimism. Photographer Marc Baptiste and stylist Freddie Leiba take model Julia Cordova to NYCʼs Hudson Yards, where The Shed is the cityʼs new cultural arts center.

Photographer: MARC BAPTISTE @marcbaptiste007 Model: JULIA CORDOVA @julescordova / Muse Agency @musemodelsnyc Stylist: FREDDIE LEIBA @freddie_leiba / Bryan Bantry @bryanbantryagency Assistant Stylist: CROCELL DONG / @crocelldong Hair Stylist: ANTONIO DIAZ @antoniodiazhair / Bryan Bantry Agency @bryanbantryagency Makeup Artist: ANNELIESE @makeupbyanely / Judy Casey Agency @judycaseyinc Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux

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Alberta Ferretti sleeveless mini, Alberta Ferretti leather heel, albertaferretti.com Janis Savitt cuff bracelet, janissavitt.com

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Missoni dress and jacket, missoni.com

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Julia in front of The Shed wearing Giorgio Armani top, jacket, pant, shoe, armani.com

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Giorgio Armani velvet jacket, armani.com

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OFF-WHITE shirt, skirt, jacket, bootie, off-white.com Lutz Morris bag, lutzmorris.com

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Max Mara mini dress, boots, bag, scarf, maxmara.com Janis Savitt bracelet, janissavitt.com

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Hugo Boss CHANEL blouse, coat, $4300; $1195; Hugo CHANEL Boss $895, pant,pant, $7800; hugoboss.com CHANEL cape, $4950; CHANEL belt, $2050; CHANEL boot, $2025, select CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005

CHASING SUPER NOVA ERIKA PALKOVICOVA

These days, stunning model Erika Palkovicova spends her time traveling the world—going next level in designer fashion. Genlux sends photographer Patrick Curtet to catch up with the Slovakian beauty in New York City.

Photographer: PATRICK CURTET @mpcurtet Model: ERIKA PALKOVICOVA / WOMEN / 360 Management Stylist / Genlux Fashion Editor: MINDY SAAD @mindysaadstylist Stylist Assistants: AJAI JOHNSON @ajailenae, SELAH ROMERO @selahromero Hair Stylist: OSCAR BLANDI at Oscar Blandi Salon / Artists by Timothy Priano Makeup artist: ROBERTO MORELLI @linknyla.com using MakeUpForever Digital imaging / @hellocurve Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux

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CHANEL blouse, $4300; CHANEL pant, $7800; CHANEL cape, $4950; CHANEL shearling and suede boot, $2025; CHANEL belt, $2050; CHANEL boot, $2025, select CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005

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Etro dress, $3040; Etro vest, $2680; Etro belt, $380, Etro boutiques Salvatore Ferragamo ostrich over-theknee boot, $6300, ferragamo.com Zimmermann leather beret, $250, zimmermannwear.com

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Faith Connexion dress, $2730, faithconnexion.com Eugenia Kim 'Jessa' cap, $68, eugeniakim.com Dena Kemp 18K gold earrings, denakempjewelry.com. Pauline Ginnane Gasbarro bracelet, @pollysprops

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Versace jersey top, $700; Versace silk satin skirt, $2225; Versace tassel leather jacket, $4900, select Versace boutiques, versace.com

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GUCCI silk blend turtle neck top. Price: $1100; GUCCI bordeaux yellow multicolor double window buttondown skirt, $2400; GUCCI asymmetric cape, $4800; GUCCI mid-heel boot with Interlocking G horsebit, $2980; GUCCI stores nationwide, gucci.com Nathalie Blanc Paris 'Lydie' sunglasses, nathalieblancparis.fr

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GUCCI silk blend turtle neck top, $1100; GUCCI bordeaux yellow multicolor double window buttondown skirt, $2400; GUCCI asymmetric cape, $4800, GUCCI stores nationwide, gucci.com Nathalie Blanc Paris 'Lydie' sunglasses, nathalieblancparis.fr

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MISSONI corduroy

jumpsuit $4120; MISSONI ribbed long-sleeve dress, $2680, MISSONI, 212-517-9339, missoni.com Giuseppe Zanotti 'JUDY' pony-hair giraffe-print ankle boot, $1250, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760; giuseppezanotti.com Dena Kemp 18K rings, denakempjewelry.com.

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MISSONI corduroy jumpsuit with sleeves, $4120; MISSONI ribbed long-sleeve dress, $2680, MISSONI, NYC, 212-517-9339, missoni.com

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Salvatore Ferragamo cotton and leather shirt dress; Salvatore Ferragamo, ostrich over-the-knee boots, $6300; Salvatore Ferragamo leather mini messenger bag, $875, ferragamo.com Nathalie Blanc Paris sunglasses, nathalieblancparis.fr

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Zimmermann leather dress, $3750, Zimmerman boutiques, us.zimmerman.com GUCCI medium shoulder flap bag, $2700, select GUCCI stores, gucci.com Giuseppe Zanotti 'Doreen' pythonprint over-the-knee leather boot, $1495, Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques, NYC, 212650-0455, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760, guiseppezanotti.com

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Hugo Boss coat, $1195; Hugo Boss pant, $895, hugoboss.com

LA VIE EN ROSE She has that certain thing. Casually chic, daringly different, and cuts a unique swath of swank.

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Photographer: SAMANTHA RAPP / samantharapp.com Model: ROSE SMITH at Marilyn NY Fashion Editor/Stylist: MINDY SAAD @mindysaadstylist Stylist Assistant: AJAI JOHNSON @ajailenae Makeup artist: CHRISTOPHER ARDOFF @ Art Department Hair stylist: CARMEL BIANCO @ RayBrownPro.com for Oribe haircare Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux

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Versace X Avedon printed T, $595; Versace bondage top, $2195; Versace,crystal embellished mini skirt, $9550; Versace belt, select Versace stores

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Missoni knit jumpsuit, $3215, Missoni, NYC, 212-517-9339, missoni.com Versace crystal bow pump, $1995; Versace earrings, select Versace stores

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All TOM FORD: Silver faux mink fur bomber, $4650; Black silk duchesse trouser, $1990; Black velvet platforms, $1490; Silver metal mesh scarf, $1390, select TOM FORD stores, tomford.com

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All CHANEL: CHANEL belt worn as necklace, $1250, Earrings, $1300, select CHANEL Boutiques nationwide, 800-550-0005

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All Salvatore Ferragamo: Silk dress, $2800; Leather and wool tailored coat, $5400, ferragamo.com

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Etro top, $1560; Etro, coat, $4970; Etro pant, $1010, Availability: similar styles sold at Etro boutiques TOM FORD black velvet platform pump, $1490, TOM FORD stores, tomford.com

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Altuzarra black leather jacket, $2995; Altuzarra Hawaiian print silk scarf with beaded fringe, similar styles at altuzarra.com

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EDITOR’S PICKS

This Fall, I’m drooling over this CHANEL houndstooth coat. Bags? You name it; I want it! For a casual, but chic look, à la Française, I’ve got my eyes on the Zadig et Voltaire grey pantsuit. I also love a head-to-toe leather outfit. And for the W-O-W effect, LOTS of sparkles! Biensûr!

L’HUILE DE LEONOR GREYL, $59, LEONORGREYL-USA.COM

EUGENIA KIM HARLOWE HAT, $425, EUGENIAKIM.COM

CHANEL BAG, CHANEL.COM

CHANEL FW19

ZADIG ET VOLTAIRE FW19, ZADIG ET VOLTAIRE BEVERLY HILLS, 310-278-2300 ZADIG-ET-VOLTAIRE.COM

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MAISON MARGIELA BRACELET, $695, MAISONMARGIELA.COM

JIMMY CHOO BLACK LEATHER BOOT, $1575, JIMMY CHOO BH, 310-860-9045, US.JIMMYCHOO.COM

IF YOU HAVE DRY HAIR LIKE ME, TRY THE LEONOR GREY OIL TREATMENT BEFORE SHAMPOO. I PROMISE YOU, YOU’LL THANK ME ;)

YSL LIBRE FRAGRANCE, (30ML, $75, 50ML, $100, 90ML, $130), YSLBEAUTY.COM

CHALAYAN FW19, CHALAYAN.COM

samia@genlux.com / Insta: @samiagenlux / Twitter: @SamiaArslane

TOM FORD FW19, TOMFORD.COM


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AMANDA ELIASCH

Photo by Inesa De La Roche

FASHION EDITOR

GUCCI SHADES, $650, GUCCI.COM

MAISON MARGIELA CLUTCH, $450, MAISONMARGIELA.COM

This summer, with all my friends away,

it was the perfect time to get organized for the next part of my life. I have decided to honor the “less is more” ethos and clean things up a bit. This month, I am having a two-day auction sale in London where it all will be sold—shoes, clothes, furniture and art. I am closing the door on the past and making way to manifest an exciting new future. I already feel lighter, and I am thrilled to shed my 800+ items. The Swan Auction House has been wonderful. So helpful, and fortunately, no tears have been shed.

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Coming up, I am looking forward to London Fashion Week, The Goodwood Revival, The London Film Festival, and Frieze. I am also looking forward to being filmed for an upcoming BBC special on people of Chelsea. Also, with the newfound holes in my closet, I am happy to purchase a few brightly-coloured coats this season in shocking pink and green. I am also keen on a new designer, Susie Cave, and her collection called The Vampires Wife. Susie’s the wife of rocker, Nick Cave, who came up with the brand’s unusual name.

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Charity begins at home and there is a lot to be done, especially regarding the sad and tragic homeless situation in Los Angeles. Please consider Chrysalis, a non-profit that helps the homeless with a path to selfsufficiency by providing resources and support toward finding employment. changelives.org

AZZARO HAUTE COUTURE FW19

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MAISON MARGIELA BROOCH, $325, MAISONMARGIELA.COM

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SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... BY LAURA DUNN LUXURY FASHION EDITOR

OXYGEN, PLEASE

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CAPED CRUSADER

For the past four years, I have been totally obsessed with capes, only to finally have this trend hit hard for F/W 2019! YAY!! It’s one of the stronger silhouettes to come out this fall. Long, short, in-between, take your pick, because this trend is here to stay, and there is not a more elegant way to dress up any outfit. Marc Jacobs showed one in leopard, and a basic one was in order for Hedi Slimane’s second collection for Celine. My two favorites this season are the gorgeous long black metallic cape by CHANEL and my “to die for” is the Balmain long black sequin cape. Hop on this trend because...the cape is heroic for any occasion! Balmain, 8421 Melrose Place, WeHo, 323-230-6364

OTK MAGIC

I walked into CHANEL a month ago to grab a gift for a friend, and, of course, walked out with a pair of the most beautiful boots of 2019! The CHANEL black, over-the-knee boot with gold or multi-color metallic graffiti could be the most magical boot I have seen this season! I told the salesperson I wanted to wait as it was only July and a little too early to buy fall boots. His reply? It was the last pair they had—so I bought ‘em. The hip factor is outta this world, and you will be seeing me sporting the gold version around town all winter! CHANEL printed lambskin and patent calfskin boot, $3950, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5055

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Every year, a month before my birthday (Sept. 26), I set out on a quest to find the best antiaging treatments, products, and services. My good friend, Sarah Magness, recommended Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)— breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. It’s a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with HBOT include serious infections, wounds that won’t heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury, anti-aging, and so much more. In an HBOT chamber, the air pressure is three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body to help fight bacteria and stimulate the release of growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing. I started on my HBOT journey last week with Ed Wildrick at 90210 Hyperbarics. Over one month, I’m doing a series of sessions totaling 20 hours to see if it changes the texture and firmness of my skin. So far, so good! Every time I walk out that door, people want to know what I have done to my skin. 90210 Hyperbarics, 9301 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 420, Beverly Hills, 424-302-0232

LOVE JACKET

My favorite jacket for fall 2019! The Louis Vuitton monogramprinted leather biker jacket twists a classic style with an elegant Louis Vuitton signature! Cowhide leather with an ultrashiny finish. This metallic-gold jacket has a cropped biker shape and an asymmetrical zipper making it my 2019 dream come true!! Louis Vuitton leather jacket, $5200, Louis Vuitton, 295 N Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills; Ask for Anthony David, LV expert client advisor.


Zac Posen gown, $9900, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Anne Sisteron chain ring, $3670, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780, annesisteron.com Jacob & Co ring, jacobandco.com

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CHARITY

GENLUX SHOP FOR A CAUSE

One of our greatest luxuries is giving back to those in need. We applaud the designers and brands who have teamed up toward a corporate culture of giving. Here, our philanthropy editor, CAT WILLIAMS (cat@genlux.com), shares a few of them.

HELP THE HOMELESS

Purist, the innovative stainless steel bottle company, is partnering with p:ear (Project : Education Arts Recreation), a long-standing organization that mentors homeless youth in Portland, Oregon. p:ear offers healthy meals and a safe space for kids to relax, study, and foster their creativity. Purist ‘Founder’ bottle, $56, puristcollective.com

FEED THE CHILDREN

KEEP IT CLEAN

Swiss luxury brand, Bally, launches its Peak Outlook initiative to sponsor a critical cleanup effort on Mount Everest. The goal is to remove over one ton of waste. To celebrate the launch of Bally Peak Outlook, the brand introduces an exclusive capsule collection with 100% of net proceeds to benefit future expeditions. BALLY organic cotton T-shirt, $130, bally.com

SIG WARD GIVE FOR THE WILDLIFE IT ALL Jewelry designer Sig Ward BACK launches a new fall capsule collection inspired by exotic animal wildlife. 20% of proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund to aid their wildlife conservation efforts. Tourmaline giraffe enamel ring, $5984, sigwardjewelry.com

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Laura Mercier announces the limitededition La Palette Naturelle Face & Cheek Palette. 100% of proceeds will benefit the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. The mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will diagnose, treat, and support women with ovarian cancer. Available in September. Laura Mercier palette, $52, lauramercier.com

Polo Ralph Lauren proudly partners with the non-profit FEED on a new capsule collection to benefit No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that helps to end childhood hunger. Since 2007, FEED has provided over 100 million meals to children globally. Polo Ralph Lauren backpack, $145, ralphlauren.com For every tube of Conscious Coconut oil sold, a child receives a meal through Feeding America. Thus far, Conscious Coconut has fed 200,000 children through their one for one program. Conscious Coconut coconut oil tube, $18, consciouscoconut.com

ALL THE BREAST

Popular intimates brand True & Co. is partnering with the Keep A Breast Foundation. Through October, 25% of purchases from the Pink Collection will be donated to continue breast health education and destigmatization. True Body bra, $64, trueandco.com


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EYEWEAR


BEAUTY

GENLUX POST-SUMMER SKIN RESCUE WITH SIX OF MY FAVORITE MASKS —NINA B. Hello, my friends! Post-summer skin needs extra TLC. Excessive sun exposure causes the skin to lose its vitality. My daily mission is to help you achieve and maintain clear, healthy, and youthful skin. I believe with the right care; a beautiful complexion is attainable at any age. Let’s dive into my current favorite facial masks.

1.Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask A treat for your eyes. These fantastic eye masks lighten dark circles, de-puff, minimize fine lines, and provide free radical protection. The product is formulated with 24K gold serum for a soothing effect. My favorite Sodium Hyaluronate and ProVitamin B5, help restore hydration. Bionymph Peptide stem cell extract and anti-wrinkle Hexapeptide helps soften the look of expression wrinkles. Box contains eight singleuse packets with two eye masks, $195, net-a-porter.com

2. Hanacure The ultimate lifting experience (literally)! This at-home 30-minute facial is formulated with high-potency peptides and botanicals to diminish dullness, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, large pores, and breakouts. My favorite ingredients are the peptides Nicotinoyl Dipeptide-23 which controls activation of melanin cells for brighter, more dewy skin, and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, an alternative to Botox. Skin regenerating stem cells help fade scars. Your skin visibly tightens, lifts and slightly tingles. The All-In-One Facial Starter $29, barneys.com

3. Dr Barbara Sturm Hydrating Mask One-of-a-kind potent hydrating clay mask is formulated to calm, destress, and detoxify your skin. Its soothing properties create the perfect treatment for post day at the beach or anytime when your skin needs intensive hydration. Formulated with kaolin clay, aloe vera, chamomile and purslane extract which is super rich in antioxidants and protects the sensitive cell membranes of the skin from free radicals. $160, neimanmarcus.com

4. Repéchage Triple Action Peptide Mask A refreshing antiaging oasis for the skin. Peptides help reduce fine lines, improve firmness and hydrate. Pure seaweed filtrate provides moisture and is a natural source of 12 vitamins, including B12, C, E, K and Beta Carotene, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes for the maximum benefit. Your skin will be revitalized, lifted, and drenched in hydration. Suitable for all skin types. Box contains five sheets masks, $89, repechage.com

5. ZO® Skin Health Sulfur Masque This mask is ideal for problematic, acne-prone, combination, and oily skin. It is formulated with 10% sulfur to treat and prevent acne. Glycerin for hydration. Kaolin and bentonite clays keep the blackheads at bay. The mask calms the skin down, reduces oiliness and clears up acne with just a couple uses. Ideal treatment: use it as a spot treatment at night, and once or twice a week for the whole face for 15 minutes. $45, zoskinhealth.com

Let me know how your masking goes and if you have any questions beyond the scope of this article, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram @Ninabskin

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6. Exquisite Dual Hydration Face Mask + Neck & Décolleté Renewing Mask Treat the neck and décolleté as they are part of our facial skin. This restorative, biocellulose mask fits the skin contours beautifully to ensure optimal delivery of active ingredients. Marine peptide, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin—all work together to decrease inflammation, prevent aging, and quench your skin. Suitable for all skin types. Your skin will feel relaxed and well-nourished! Dual Hydration Face Mask box contains five sheets masks, $80; Neck & Décolleté Renewing Mask, Box contains five sheet masks, $90, exquisitefaceandbody.com


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A newly minted citizen of America, our Samia Arslane takes on the Big Apple under a whole new light.

PHOTO DAVID SUNDBERG / ESTO

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Torch Song Lady Liberty’s original torch gloriously displayed at the new Statue of Liberty museum.

My last visit to New York was back in 2017, so on this trip I was surprised by the number of cranes filling the skyline. 20+ soaring towers are sprouting up all over the Big Apple—especially along 57th Street and Central Park South. It’s quite unbelievable. This time, as an American Citizen, I did touristy things and took in many of the city’s iconic landmarks. I also seized the chance to stay in two magnificent hotels, experience a culinary tour in Queens (so many unimaginable flavors), and enjoyed a private tour of the new Statue of Liberty Museum. I also caught artist Cj Hendry’s solo exhibition, Rorschach, where my inner child let loose in her 3,000-square-foot bouncey house. Enlivening! cjhendry.live

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MUST STAY:

The first few nights of my stay were at the posh Upper East Side’s Loews Regency New York Hotel—only minutes from Central Park and Madison Avenue. The lobby’s soothing, warm color palette continues into the spacious and comfortable suites. Amenities like Frette linens and bathrobes and state-of-the-art technology are all top of the line. The stay is made even more exceptional by the thoughtful, and very professional staff. loewshotels.com/regency-hotel Suite Spot Loews Regency New York’s plush rooms are a welcomed respite after a long journey through NYC.

MUST GLAM:

Had I known the Loews Regency guestrooms provided Julien Farel blow dryers, I would have packed another pair of boots instead of my own dryer. Uncoincidentally, the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa is conveniently located inside the hotel. I booked a blowout—one of the best I’ve had! julienfarel.com


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One of my favorite NYC spots is The Shed, in Hudson Yards, a cultural center described as the new arts space for the 21st Century. The unofficial word has it that New York Fashion Week is moving here. Stay tuned! Another MUST-see is the brand new Statue of Liberty Museum. I learned so much and was reminded of how lucky I am to be living in America—the greatest country on earth! theshed.org / libertyellisfoundation.org/statueoflibertymuseum

The Beekman Hotel

MUST STAY:

The next few nights of my stay were in Lower Manhattan at The Beekman Hotel, a hidden architectural treasure. Have a drink at the bar and gaze up at the striking, nine-story high Victorian atrium and majestic skylight. It is s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g! thebeekman.com

Heavenly View The Beekman Hotel’s ninestory tall atrium is breathtaking.

New York Met The Metropolitan Museum of Art, home to Anna Wintour’s famed Met Ball.

High Art Samia joyfully travels through Cj Hendry’s art installation— a 3000-sq-ft bouncy house.

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CityPASS covers prepaid admission to top attractions from the Guggenheim Museum to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock Observation (what a view!), Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and much more. The amount of money you’ll save is significant; translating to more gifts for your loved ones. Winwin! CityPASS.com / nycgo.com

Empire State Building

MUST CHOW:

Corso Como has landed in the heart of the Seaport District. Reminiscent of Italy’s cobblestone streets, its location is ideal. Blending art, fashion, design and fine cuisine, this is where you’ll find the latest gadgets on the market as well as rare and expensive fragrances. After shopping, stop by 10 Corso Como Restaurant & Café (led by renowned Chef Jordan Frosolone) to satiate your palate with tasteful Mediterranean dishes inspired by traditional Italian cooking. Try the pasta Carbonara. Simple, but yet sooo yummy! 10corsocomo.nyc

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Karen Murphy O’Brien is the queen of networking. The vivacious, co-founder and CEO of Murphy O’Brien, the PR, marketing and digital firm, is a bridge builder in both her business and philanthropic efforts.

Karen Murphy O’Brien photographed by Robert Steinken at The Mayfair Hotel

Three blessings? That’s simple. My husband and Murphy O’Brien co-founder, Brett, and our two sons, Nicholas, 20, and Christopher, 17. I am so grateful for their constant presence, loving support, and the laughter they bring to my life. They are my world.

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Your passion? I’m a connector. I can’t help it! I enjoy introducing my friends or connecting a client or charity with a journalist or a business/partnership/ donor opportunity. I’m always building bridges between people. It’s what I do best.

Happiest moments? The day I married Brett in an intimate wedding ceremony on a perch in Malibu, and the times I first laid eyes on each of our two boys. Three cherished moments.

Favorite quote? One taped to my computer: “Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.” - Kai Andreas Skye

Favorite charities? There are three! Chrysalis provides formerly homeless and economically challenged men and women a pathway to self-sufficiency through jobs. I have been an active board member since 2003, and our company provides pro bono PR services, in addition to volunteerism. Homelessness is one of the most massive epidemics in LA, Chrysalis is a bright spot in this sad commentary. The National Children’s Chorus representing more than 300 schools nationwide. Our son, Christopher, is a six-year veteran of the NCC and currently sings with the scholars’ ensemble. I am also on the Board of Directors for Visionary Women, a three-year-old non-profit to help empower women and girls to reach their full potential. It’s unique member-based approach showcases a new model of philanthropy.

Fashion style? Relaxed. I’ll wear a pair of AG white jeans paired with a James Perse cotton shirt, or, if I’m at the office, a Missoni dress with my favorite Chanel chunky heel sandals.

Biggest regret? Not having dinner with Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas with my then boss, Jim Mahoney, of Mahoney/Wasserman PR. Instead, I attended a client event I had organized and committed to. Favorite getaway? The Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii and Positano, Italy. Since I travel incessantly, my home in Pacific Palisades is also at the top of the list.

Best trait? My friends would all say I am 100% reliable and dependable in both good times and bad. Embarrassing moment? I’d just started as public relations manager at the Hyatt Regency Maui and was at an event twirling around on the dance floor with the Regional Director of Sales. My lavender wrap dress literally unwrapped and fell to the floor! I don’t know who was more embarrassed . . . him or me?! Favorite hobbies? Travel, playing the piano hiking, biking, and drinking Chardonnay with my bevy of girlfriends! I also collect Christmas tree ornaments from other countries. 5-year plan? The real question for me is, “Who do I hope to be in five years?” I hope to be a better version of myself, so I can make an even more significant impact on the people in my life personally, professionally, and philanthropically.

karen@murphyobrien.com murphyobrien.com


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